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Taylor science forum beginner
Joined: 15 Jun 2006
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:20 pm Post subject:
Mathcad notation



If anyone is familiar with Mathcad, I'd like to be able to notate
variables in a more detailed way. In engineering, we use a lot of
symbols above and around the variable letter. For example, an "x" or
"y" or "H" variable might have a "^" carat or a "~" tilde above it,
with a "o" small circle in the upper right corner. This is similar to
the " ' " prime notation used in differential calculus. Another is a
dot above the variable signifying per unit time (m = mass, m(dot) =
mass/time). Anyway, I could just type in really long subscripts, but it
would be nice to use the conventional notation for my field. Any ideas
or sites that would help?
Thanks,
Taylor 

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JeanClaude Arbaut science forum Guru
Joined: 13 Jun 2005
Posts: 573

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:18 pm Post subject:
Re: Mathcad notation



Taylor wrote:
Quote:  If anyone is familiar with Mathcad, I'd like to be able to notate
variables in a more detailed way. In engineering, we use a lot of
symbols above and around the variable letter. For example, an "x" or
"y" or "H" variable might have a "^" carat or a "~" tilde above it,
with a "o" small circle in the upper right corner. This is similar to
the " ' " prime notation used in differential calculus. Another is a
dot above the variable signifying per unit time (m = mass, m(dot) =
mass/time). Anyway, I could just type in really long subscripts, but it
would be nice to use the conventional notation for my field. Any ideas
or sites that would help?

In my version (7, quite old now), you can type CtrlShiftO,
then any formula inside the [], this is a valid variable name.
You can also use styles in variables (User 1 to User 7, available
when typing a variable name), and you can change their fonts.
And you can type greek variables too (but I guess you already know that
): type x then Ctrlg to get a ksi, for example.
I think you can use Unicode characters in newer versions,
but not in mine. And there may be new tricks to get beautiful variable
names :)
HTH 

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